314-1 SECONDARY EDUCATION AND TRANSITIONAL SERVICES FOR HANDICAPPED YOUTH (CFDA 84.158) I. PROGRAM PROFILE Legislation: Education of the Handicapped Act, Part C Section 626, Public Law 98-199, (20 USC 1425, 1426 and 1427 and 29 USC 1501 and 777(a)) (Ex- pires September 30, 1986). Funding Since 1984: Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation 1984 $ 6,000,000 $ 6,000,000 Purpose: To strengthen and coordinate education, training, and related services for handicapped youth. To assist in the transitional process to postsecondary education, vocational training, competitive employment, con- tinuing education, or adult services. To stimulate the improvement and development of programs for special education at the secondary level. Application and Award Process: Grants or contracts are made to institutions of higher education, State or local education agencies, or other public and private non profit institutions or agencies (including the State job training coordinating councils and administrative entities established under the Job Training Partnership Act). Duration and Phasing of Activities: Grants are made for one to three years. II. Response to GEPA 417 (a) A. Goals and Objectives: During FY 1984 the Department's principal objectives for this program were: o To publish regulations and grant application procedures in the Federal Register. o To select and award the initial grants for the program. B* Progress and Accomplishments: o Grant application procedures were revised and published following comments and the release of final regulations. o Initial grants were made to 50 successful applicants.